SF competition from Great British Book Shop

SF competition from Great British Book Shop

The Great British Book Shop in Southgate, Peterborough, has launched a science fiction review-writing competition, with prizes signed by Sir Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby up for grabs.

The shop, which sponsored the BookBench that illustrator Kidby designed depicting Discworld character The Librarian, is running the competition as part of its sponsorship activities for the National Literacy Trust’s BookBench campaign.

Entrants are asked to tell The Great British Book Shop in a review of no more than 500 words why The Librarian should save their favourite science fiction or fantasy book if a fire were to break out in the Library in Ankh-Morpork.

The prizes are an exclusive Books About Town BookBench print and Discworld books, both signed by Pratchett and Kidby. The winner and four runners-up will also receive paperbacks of Pratchett's Wee Free Men and Going Postal (Corgi Books), signed by the author and Kidby, and a selection of the entries will be published.

The competition will be co-judged by The Great British Book Shop’s business development manager, David Birkett, and m.d. and publisher of Angry Robot Ltd, Mark Gascoigne.

Entries should be emailed to enquiries@thegreatbritishbookshop.co.uk, using SFcomp as the heading, by midnight on Friday 31st October.